Finger plays for you to do with your little one.
What You Need:
What To Do:
1. Show your child how to act out the words of the poems written below. Repeat the words and actions so she can learn them.
2. Sing this finger play to the tune of “Are You Sleeping”:
Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin? (Hide your hands behind your back.)
Here I am, here I am. (Show your hands one at a time with thumbs up.)
How are you today, sir? (Shake one hand.)
Very well, I thank you. (Shake the other hand.)
Run away, run away. (Put hands behind your back one at a time.)
3. Substitute other fingers for thumbkin with five more verses.
Where is pointer? (Use index finger.)
Where is middle man? (Use middle finger.)
Where is ring man? (Use ring finger.)
Where is pinkie? (Use baby finger.)
Where’s the whole family? (Use whole hand.)
Preschoolers hear and play with sounds in words through singing and by playing rhyming games.
Preschoolers hear and play with sounds in words through singing and by playing rhyming games. Use this recipe to introduce words that have the same beginning sounds.
Toddlers develop alphabet knowledge when they are able to explore alphabets through sensory experiences.
Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this snack with your child.
Create a board of various objects and talk to your infant about the items, using descriptive words to build your child's vocabulary.
This healthy snack is perfect for hot summer days
Make your own book about a special day or person.
Use cup phones to teach your child about communication.
Help your infant's physical development by incorporating this tummy time activity to her daily routine.